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Homemade Fish Sticks, 2 Ways!

Skip the frozen pre-packaged varieties that are loaded with lots of breading and sodium, and make your own instead!
Fish sticks are a great options for kids who say they won’t eat fish. They look un-intimidating enough (close enough to pass as a chicken finger–or heck, cut ’em in nugget size pieces to pass […]

Protein-packed granola!

You’ve probably heard it over and over again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And that’s especially true for children: Research shows that eating a smart breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. 
The best breakfasts have 3 components to keep you full and energized:

Protein […]

5 ingredient dinner: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Every time my family takes a road trip to the Poconos, we’re always sure to make a pit stop at our favorite barbecue place. The kids love the popcorn that the waitresses places on the table before their meal arrives (total appetite killer, but after a few hours in a car with two toddlers, […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]

Ultimate Chicken Soup

Almost every weekend during the winter, I make a big pot of soup to last my family most of the week. This chicken soup is hands-down the most popular soup in the rotation–and it’s one that my kids ask for regularly. Actually, they ask for “chicken poop” since that’s how my 2-year-old pronounces it, and […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cauliflower Muffins

If there were ever a time to get veggies into kids, it’s after a month of eating non stop cookies, cakes, and candy canes. Consider this recipe the perfect transition food. It’s disguised as a treat (chocolate chips!), but packed with a fruit (banana) a veggie (cauliflower), and only a scant amount of honey […]

Gingerbread pancakes!

With the last-minute holiday to-do list being checked off twice, it’s easy to forget about what you’re going to eat on Christmas morning. But having a satisfying and festive breakfast is the best way to relax, savor the moment, and power you and the kids through the rest of the day. Especially when your […]

Three spinach recipes your kids will actually eat!

Welcome to the season of cookies, cocoa, and Christmas parties! During a month full of sugar and sweets, we still like to do what we can get some sort of greens into our kids (green iced cookies don’t count!). Since spinach has a very neutral flavor, it’s great blended in to these sneaky recipes […]

Sneaky Healthy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

My toddler is going through a crazy picky stage.  She loves carbs (liked her mama) and detests vegetables (unlike like her mama).  You can imagine my frustration when my daughter’s meals sit on her plate uneaten. It’s like, c’mon, girl—I went to culinary school! This is GOOD food!

I tell myself that this phase won’t […]

Pumpkin-Cinnamon Pouches

I want my toddler to share my love of holiday food–and that’s especially true for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin is actually one of the only traditional items that, was served at The First Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, so, why not start your baby’s first Thanksgiving off right, too?

This recipe uses traditional fall […]